Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 18 to Wednesday, May 31

Malay Theater: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Islam

Gallery at the Whitney
Puppets, costumes, musical instruments, and photographs
Curated by Kathy Foley (Wayang Kelantan), University of California Santa Cruz
and Patricia Ann Hardwick (Mak Yong), Hofstra University
Presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music with Whitney Humanities Center

MW 3:00pm to 5:00pm or by appointment at (203) 432-0670.

Poster
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Room 108

Saturday, January 21

In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Margot Lee Shetterly, author
“Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race”
4:00pm

Hidden Figures, Director Theodore Melfi
(USA, 2016) 127 min. DCP
Followed by a discussion with Margo Lee Shetterly and Yale scholars
5:30pm
(Principal Sponsors: Department of African American Studies, Yale Office of the Provost, Yale College Dean’s Office, FAS Dean’s Office, Afro-American Cultural Center, Yale MLK Week Planning Committee, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

For more information contact afamstudies@yale.edu
Poster
 

Auditorium

Tuesday, January 24

The Maternal Imprint: Birth Weight and the Biosocial Body

Sarah Richardson, Harvard University

(Office of the FAS Dean, Deputy Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development, and Whitney Humanities Center )

4:30pm, Room 208

Wednesday, January 25

Confronting Germany’s Past: Memorializing Jewish Victims in Popular Music

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series
Leo Treitler, CUNY Graduate Center
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)

4:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, January 26

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Director D. A. Pennebaker

(USA, 1973) 90 min.
Blackstar Rising &The Purple Reign: Celebrating the Legacies of David Bowie and Prince
Followed by a Q&A with the director and Charles Musser
(African American Studies; American Studies; Department of English; Film and Media Studies Program; Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library; Department of the History of Art; Institute of Sacred Music; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies; Music Department; Public Humanities; Center for Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration; Yale Center for British Art; Yale College Dean’s Office; Yale University Art Gallery; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

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4:30pm, Auditorium

Friday, January 27

Making Bodies, Defining Identities

Early Modern Techne Workshops
Carina Johnson (Pitzer College), Catherine Molineux (Vanderbilt University), Cécile Fromont (University of Chicago)
Moderated by Ayesha Ramachandran (Yale University)
(Beinecke Rare Book Library, Yale University Art Gallery, Department of the History of Art, and Humanities/Humanity)

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11:30am, Room 108

Friday, January 27

Companies and the Rise of Political Economy

CHESS Workshop
Emily Erikson, Yale University
(MacMillan Center and Whitney Humanities Center)

For more information contact http://yalechess.yale.edu/

12:00pm, Room 208

Saturday, January 28

Jules and Jim, Director Francois Truffaut

(France, 1962) 105 min. 35mm.

(Yale Film Society and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

Trailer

7:00pm, Auditorium

Tuesday, January 31

"Restaurants and Female Customers in the 19th and 20th Century US"

Paul Freedman, Chester D. Tripp Professor of History

(Department of History and Whitney Humanities Center)

5:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, February 02 to Friday, February 03

The Life and Legacy of Isaiah Berlin

(Jack Miller Center, Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, European Studies Council, and Whitney Humanities Center)
Room 208
For more information see poster and http://ycri.yale.edu/news/life-and-legacy-isaiah-berlin-conference

Poster

10:00am, Room 208

Thursday, February 02

Opening Reception - Malay Theater: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Islam

Gallery at the Whitney
Puppets, costumes, musical instruments, and photographs
Curated by Kathy Foley (Wayang Kelantan), University of California Santa Cruz
and Patricia Ann Hardwich (Mak Yong), Hofstra University
(Presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music with Whitney Humanities Center)

5:00pm, Room 108

Friday, February 03

Treasures of the Yale Film Archive: A 10th Anniversary Screening

The Lives of Others, Director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
(Germany, 2006) 137 min. 35mm.
Introduced and followed by a discussion with Katie Trumpener
(Film Study Center, courtesy of Paul L. Joskow; and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, February 08

Image, Voice, and Text: On Recording Holocaust Victims

The Benjamin (Yale 1962) and Barbara Zucker Lecture Series

Liliane Weissberg, University of Pennsylvania
(Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and Whitney Humanities Center)

4:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, February 09

The Man Who Fell to Earth, Director Nicolas Roeg

(USA, 1976) 139 min.
Spirituality and Science Fiction Film Series
(Religion and Film Series, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, Religious Studies, American Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

Poster

7:00pm, Auditorium

Thursday, February 09 to Saturday, February 11

1776 by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone

A Senior Project in Theater Studies for Sarah Chapin
(Theater Studies and Whitney Humanities Center)
Saturday performances at 2 and 8 pm
For tickets and information, visit 1776’s
Yale Drama Coalition Page http://yaledramacoalition.org/1776

8:00pm, Whitney (Black Box) Theater

Wednesday, February 15

Shulman Lectures

Alexandra Horowitz, Barnard College

What Is It Like to Be a Dog?

Other Minds

Press release
Poster
 

5:00pm, Room 208

Friday, February 17

Rethinking Frontiers and Frontier Subjects: China's West and Southwest after 1760

CHESS Workshop
Ken Pomeranz, University of Chicago
(MacMillan Center and Whitney Humanities Center)

For more information contact http://yalechess.yale.edu/

12:00pm, Room 208

Tuesday, February 21

Franke Visiting Fellows

Harold Augenbraum, American writer, editor, and translator

Talk title tbd

More information soon…….

5:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, February 22

Shulman Lectures

Peter Godfrey-Smith, CUNY/University of Sydney

Paths to the Evolution of Consciousness

Other Minds

Press release
Poster
 

5:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, February 23

Jodorowsky's Dune, Director Frank Pavich

(France, 2013) 90 min.
Spirituality and Science Fiction Film Series
(Religion and Film Series, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, Religious Studies, American Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, March 01 to Friday, March 03

Tanner Lectures

Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University

Posthuman, All Too Human

Wednesday, March 1
“Memoirs of a Posthumanist“
5:00pm

Thursday, March 2
“Aspirations of a Posthumanist”
5:00pm

Friday, March 3
Rüdiger Campe and Joanna Radin in conversation with Rosi Braidotti
10:30am

Press release

Auditorium

Thursday, March 09

Why Playwrights Matter: A Panel Discussion

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Yale Drama Series for emerging playwrights and the launch of What Playwrights Talk About When They Talk About Writing by Jeffrey Sweet
Panelists: Virginia Grise, David Hare, Arthur Kopit, Donald Margulies, Marsha Norman, Jeffrey Sweet, and Neil Wechsler
Moderated by John Donatich
(Yale University Press and Whitney Humanities Center)

4:30pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, April 05

Shulman Lectures

Mark Moffett, National Museum of Natural History

Social Identity and Complexity in Ant and Human Societies

Other Minds

Press release
Poster
 

5:00pm, Room 208

Friday, April 07

Technology

Early Modern Techne workshop
Carla Nappi (University of British Columbia), Ben Breen (UC: Santa Cruz/Columbia University)
Bruce Rusk (University of British Columbia)
Moderated by Tina Lu, (Yale University)
(Beinecke Rare Book Library, Yale University Art Gallery, Department of the History of Art, and Humanities/Humanity)

11:30am, Room 208

Friday, April 14

Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England

CHESS Workshop
Rebecca Lemon, University of Southern California
(MacMillan Center and Whitney Humanities Center)

For more information contact http://yalechess.yale.edu/

12:00pm, Room 208

Tuesday, April 18 to Wednesday, April 19

Finzi-Contini Lectures

Amitav Ghosh, acclaimed Indian novelist

Talk title tbd

More information soon…….

5:00pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, April 26

Shulman Lectures

Anne Harrington, Harvard University

Mindful Minds, Different Brains: Historical Reflections on America’s Love Affair with Meditation

Other Minds

Press release
Poster
 

5:00pm, Room 208

Friday, April 28

Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s

CHESS Workshop
Meg Jacobs, Princeton University
(Environmental History Working Group, MacMillan Center, and Whitney Humanities Center)

For more information contact http://yalechess.yale.edu/

12:00pm, Room 208

Thursday, May 04

2001: A Space Odyssey, Director Stanley Kubrick

(USA, 1968) 149 min.
Spirituality and Science Fiction Film Series
(Religion and Film Series, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, Religious Studies, American Studies, and Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

7:00pm, Auditorium